Free Ebook to Online Business Degrees Protects Consumers from Diploma Mills

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To help combat the rising tide of consumer fraud in online education, America's first online degree clearinghouse, founded in 1989, is making available free the 2006 edition of its ebook to accredited online graduate schools: Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools: Business, Management & Online MBAs.

Searching for an accredited online business degree or MBA? “You’ve got choices – hundreds of them. Unfortunately,” reveals founder Vicky Phillips, “you’ve also facing hundreds of opportunities to get scammed by con artists.”

How can potential distance learning students stay safe in cyberspace? “Don’t rely on search engines or Internet directories to protect you,” warns Phillips, founder of America’s first online degree directory. “The majority of online college ads are placed by online degree mills. More than 100 fake online colleges now offer the MBA degree alone,” reveals Phillips.

To help combat the rising tide of consumer fraud in online education, the online degree clearinghouse Phillips founded in 1989, is making available the 2006 edition of it’s free ebook to accredited distance learning degree programs in business and management.’s Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools:

Business & Management & Online MBAs 2006 is available free for download at:

The free ebook profiles more than 900 graduate degrees, masters or certificates in business areas such as accounting, human resources, information systems management, engineering management, marketing, and technology management.

“The best part about our free ebook series,” says Phillips, “is that our editorial team screens for accreditation and only lists colleges that are accredited by agencies recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.”

In fact,, is the only online degree directory that accepts neither listings nor ads from fake, unaccredited colleges.

The 2006 edition of Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools also helps potential online students differentiate between online colleges by publishing hard to ferret out data such as admission requirements, residency requirements, and, perhaps most important of all, cost.

The free ebook includes a ranking of the Top 25 Best Buys among online MBAs which reveals that among the 130 options nationwide students can choose to pay as little as under $6,000 or as much as $115,000.

“Not all online colleges are identical,” comments Phillips, “Our mission is to help consumers get educated about a confusing array of options, including the nation’s little advertised best buys from public ivy’s and the legion of degree mills who feed on consumer confusion about college accreditation.”’s free ebook to online graduate schools and online MBAs is accompanied by a free consumer service: The Diploma Mill Police (SM). This unique free service allows consumers to query’s research team about the accreditation status of any online college operating in the USA. “In 2005,” says Phillips, “ the Diploma Mill Police helped protect more than 1,800 students from online education scams.”

About Founded in 1989,,, is the safest place in cyberspace to shop for your online degree ™. A consumer oriented clearinghouse, is the only online catalog dedicated exclusively to distance learning degrees (USA) that accepts neither listings nor advertising from unaccredited universities. The company produces and distributes a line of free ebooks to accredited online universities, including: Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools, Business & Management; Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools, Computer Science; Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools, Engineering, and Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools, Education & Library Science. The company also issues online degree rankings based on national surveys.

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